Global Korea Scholarships

 Study in South Korea on this fully funded Scholarship. International students are invited to apply for the Global Korea Scholarships to study in South Korea.  The Korean Government provide this scholarship  with the aim to provide international students with opportunities to conduct advanced studies in undergraduate & graduate programs at higher educational institutions in the Republic of Korea in order to promote international exchanges in education and mutual friendship between countries.

Global Korea Scholarships
Study in South Korea on Global Korea Scholarships 

Scholarships are taken in participating universities and colleges in the Republic of South Korea. 

  • Global Korea Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available in the following categories

  • Undergraduate course: 4-year courses at designated universities
  • Graduate course: Master's or Ph.D. courses at general graduate schools of Korean universities

Note : Transferring between universities is not allowed. (e.g. Starting studies at the junior year is not allowed.)

  • Area of Study 

Studies can be taken in any field offered by the participating universities in Korea.

  • Number of Scholarships available

The following summarizes the available scholarships

  • 220 undergraduate, 
  • 1,080 graduates students (subject to change with any change depending on budget)

  • Global Korea Scholarship Benefits 

These are the benefits you get from Global Korea Scholarship program.

  • Airfare
  • Resettlement Allowance KRW 200,000
  • Living Allowance 900,000 KRW ~ 1,000,000 KRW
  • Medical Insurance KRW 20,000 (per month)
  • Language Courses KRW 800,000 per quarter
  • Tuition Fees Actual cost (No more than 5 million KRW per semester)
  • Award for  Excellent Korean  Language Proficiency KRW 100,000
  • Research  Support KRW  210,000 -240,000(per semester)
  • Printing Costs (Dissertation) KRW500,000 -800,000
  • Completion Grant KRW 100,000(Once)

Eligible Citizens : All international students from countries that have Korean Missions

Global Korea Scholarship Requirements 

These are the requirements for the Global Korea Scholarships program

Language Requirements : Grantees are required to take Korean language training courses for 1 year at a language institution located on-campus of the domestic universities. (Those who have attained a Korean language fluency score higher than level 5 in TOPIK are exempt from this requirement.)

Academic Requirements : Both an applicant and his/her parents must be citizens of their country of origin.
※ Applicants should not hold Korean citizenship.

- Applicants should have adequate health, both mentally and physically, to stay in a foreign country for a long time.
- Should be under 25 years of age at the date of entrance. (Undergraduate)
- Should be under 40 years of age at the date of entrance. (Graduate)
- Have finished or be scheduled to finish formal education of all elementary, middle, high school courses by the date of arrival. (Undergraduate)

- Possess a grade point average (G.P.A.) above 80% from the last educational institution attended.
- Hold a Bachelor’s degree or a Master's degree by the date of arrival. (Graduate)
※ Applicants who have previously acheived in any undergraduate program, master’s program, or doctoral program in Korea cannot apply for this program.

However, a Former or current KGSP scholar who hold the overall grade of 90% or above and have attained TOPIK level 5 or higher can reapply to this program once either through the embassy or university track.

How to Apply for Global Korea Scholarships 

Follow the following processes to apply for this Global Korea Scholarship.
  • NIIED invites the Korean Embassy in the invited country or a domestic university to recommend potential candidates.(You can apply for admission at any Korean University and seek their admission and scholarships).
  • Applicants should submit all documents related to their scholarship application to the Korean Embassy in their country of residence to or the domestic university concerned.
  • The Korean Embassy or the domestic university sends proper candidates to NIIED with the required documents.
  • NIIED evaluates potential candidates and notifies the Korean Embassy of the final selected KGSP grantees.

For More information, check out :  Korea Scholarships 

Application Due Dates

  •  Undergraduate                                  

Opens : Sept. in the year prior to planned studies in Korea

Closing : Oct.-Nov. in the year prior to planned studies in Korea

  •  Post Graduate 

Opens -:    Feb. in the year of planned studies in Korea

Closes : Mar.-Apr. in the year of planned studies in Korea

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